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28 March, 2021

One kilometre down, 350 to go

LATE last year the Tablelands was shocked after Rob Turner suffered a brain bleed during a family holiday, the region banded together behind the young father, including his school-yard friend, Aaron Dozier.

By Rhys Thomas

LATE last year the Tablelands was shocked after Rob Turner suffered a brain bleed during a family holiday, the region banded together behind the young father, including his school-yard friend, Aaron Dozier. 

Aaron (pictured) is an exercise physiologist and longtime friend of Rob, he has committed to run 350km to raise money for Rob’s recovery efforts and support his family. 

Originally the plan was to run one kilometre for every $50 donated to the go fund me page, however that plan has since changed as donations have surpassed $120,000. So instead of running over 2000km Aaron has decided that 350km was a much more attainable goal. 

Aaron has currently run 243.5 kms out of his 350 goal that was scheduled to be done between January and February of this year. 

“That’s a lot of kilometres to run and I’m not built like a runner,” he said. 

“It worked out at about 20km a week which I figured was pretty manageable without destroying my joints.

“It’s been incremental each week doing three to five and five to seven kms each week then more on the weekends.” 

The longest run that Aaron has done to date was a 22km half marathon on a weekend, this was followed by several kms through the week. 

“I just felt good one day, so I just kept going,” he said.

Aaron has also decided to provide some of his exercise physiology expertise to help Rob on his road to recovery. 

Even though Run for Rob was announced last year, Rob himself only found out about it two weeks ago while working with Aaron, which came as a welcome surprise. 

Aaron will now finish running out his kilometres while hosting some seminars around the southern Tablelands with all money raised going towards Rob’s recovery. 

The seminars will give people insight into how their body works and injury prevention while working in the gym or elsewhere.


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